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Old 10-02-2008, 12:20 AM
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Default driest head for a snare?

i've got a 14x5.5 Black Panther Birdseye maple and am looking for the driest sounding head for it....any ideas?
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Old 10-02-2008, 12:28 AM
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Evans Genera HD Dry or Genera Reverse Dot.
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Old 10-02-2008, 01:16 AM
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Default Re: driest head for a snare?

Second that. Evans Genre Dry HD. W-A-Y dry...
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:09 AM
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:17 AM
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Default Re: driest head for a snare?

take an hd dry and burn a few holes in it. itll be SUPER dry.

drill some holes in the side of your snare too... that helps.
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Old 10-02-2008, 04:39 PM
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Default Re: driest head for a snare?

Aquarian Focus-X is a really super dry head, probably dryer than Evans Genera HD dry (I tried that head this weekend on a 13x6 maple snare I thought it wasn't much dry).
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Old 10-02-2008, 04:59 PM
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Default Re: driest head for a snare?

By "dry" I assume you're talking about a head that has a short sustain and few overtones. . . a Remo Powerstroke 3 is a good choice if your drum is tuned low. However, I've found that P3's don't have as big of a tuning range as the HD; they start to choke at higher tension.
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Old 10-02-2008, 05:30 PM
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Default Re: driest head for a snare?

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By "dry" I assume you're talking about a head that has a short sustain and few overtones. . . a Remo Powerstroke 3 is a good choice if your drum is tuned low. However, I've found that P3's don't have as big of a tuning range as the HD; they start to choke at higher tension.
thanx a lot, yes, shorter sustain and fewer overtones is what i'm looking for. i do tune mine pretty high so i'll go with the HD over P3...or i'll just drill a few holes and burn it like the other suggestion if i'm broke, haha
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Old 10-03-2008, 05:18 AM
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Default Re: driest head for a snare?

Evans orchestral staccato heads are great too
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Old 10-03-2008, 08:25 PM
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Second that. Evans Genre Dry HD. W-A-Y dry...
with more dryness, is there still a lot of articulation?
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Old 10-03-2008, 08:34 PM
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with more dryness, is there still a lot of articulation?
I have been on a quest for a dry snare head and switched from Remo Powerstroke to Evans Genera. The Evans Genera works as advertised and is very sensitive at the same time. I think that's because the Genera head is pretty thin and the tiny vent holes around the circumference reduce ring.

My only complaint about the Genera is that it tends to dent easily. I'm not a hard hitter and it's dented up. I think that is because it is relatively thin and single-ply. But that's what makes it so responsive too.
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Aquarian Focus-X is a really super dry head, probably dryer than Evans Genera HD dry (I tried that head this weekend on a 13x6 maple snare I thought it wasn't much dry).
I got that problem too. My single ply genera is more dry than the HD dry.
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Old 12-06-2008, 05:25 AM
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Default Re: driest head for a snare?

I'm using the Evans ST Dry Coated snare head.

They do come in both single and 2 ply, but I found that the single ply is a little bit more crisp... Some people will want to go with the 2 ply though because of durability issues.. but really, I am a pretty heavy hitter and I found that I dont need to hit nearly as hard with this head because of the sound it creates
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Old 12-06-2008, 11:00 AM
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I'm using the Evans ST Dry Coated snare head.

They do come in both single and 2 ply, but I found that the single ply is a little bit more crisp... Some people will want to go with the 2 ply though because of durability issues.. but really, I am a pretty heavy hitter and I found that I dont need to hit nearly as hard with this head because of the sound it creates
Yes yes yes. ST Dry is my fave head for taming a howling snare. And the regular ST is may favorite for normal to hard hitting. It's durable, and somehow louder than other heads.

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